Springtime in New London

The flowers are out and the trees are blooming all over the New London area.  Our resident loon couple has returned to Pleasant Lake.  Here are some of the great things going on through May.

May 16-17, 2009 ~ Fly Fishing- A beginner’s workshop ~ Hillsboro, NH: Free workshop to explore fly fishing, sponsored by NH Fish and Game Dept’s. “Lets go fishing” with the NH Dept. of Forests and Lands.  Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-noon. Sign up at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm

May 16, 2009 ~ 2nd Annual Spring Arts Festival ~ 10am-5pm~ Warner, NH:  A day long event for the entire family, featuring art exhibits from NH artists, special classes, children’s events, live dance and theater workshops, open studio tours

Saturday May 23- June 21, 2009 ~ Summer Opening, The Granite Landscape:   The Fells Main House and Shop is open for the season: Saturdays, Sundays and Monday Holidays, 10am-4pm, May 23 through June 14. Take a historic guided tour of the 22 room Colonial Revival Main House, learn about the Hays and get a glimpse into 19th century life on a New Hampshire summer estate. Tour the expansive gardens, view the Animal Attractions sculpture exhibit, visit the children’s Fairy Village and Rock Park or go for an easy hike on the John Hay Ecology Trail. 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH. Members visit free, nonmembers $8, discounts for seniors, students and families. For more information call 603-763-4789 ext. 3 or visit 

Saturday, May 30, 2009 through October 2, 2009 ~ Gnus of Gnu London Stampede:  Join the stampede! Get a passport and map of the locations of the decorated gnus (wildebeests) from the Chamber of Commerce Booth on Main Street.  Visit participating locations and collect 18 of the 22 stamps, then return to the Chamber office and receive a free gnu button and sign up to be entered for the grand prize.  Some business will be offering a special while your getting your passport stamped at their business.  Plus if you get 18 or more stamps you may enter into a drawing to win the grand prize to be drawn in October, 2009…. a five-course dinner for 4 at your favorite New London restaurant, The Inn at Pleasant Lake!Have fun, learn about art and never, ever again wonder….”What’s a Gnu???” 

For further information visit gnusofgnulondon.org